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Insurance Coverage

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Wrongful Death

Real Estate

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Commercial Litigation

Jon M. Hughes




(678) 824-7801



Jon is a partner with McMickle, Kurey & Branch, LLP.  Jon’s primary area of practice is civil litigation.  He was born July 11, 1973 in Angier, North Carolina.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina Asheville with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 and received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1999.  Jon is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Alabama, as well as several United States District and Circuit Courts.

Prior to joining McMickle, Kurey & Branch, LLP in 2012, Jon practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama for twelve years.  He also worked as an insurance adjuster with North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company prior to attending law school.

Jon’s practice is focused on litigating insurance coverage cases throughout the United States, and he serves as national counsel for several insurers.  In addition to his significant insurance coverage practice, Jon also represents both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide variety of matters involving, among other issues, personal injury, fraud, bad faith and business disputes.  He also regularly counsels clients on insurance and indemnity issues and risk management.

Jon lives in Johns Creek, Georgia with his wife, Amy, and three daughters.  He is an active member of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, where he serves on the Missions Council and in Student Ministry, leading a high school boys small group.  Jon’s interests include whichever of the many sports and activities his daughters are engaged in at the moment.  When time permits, he loves to spend time outdoors playing golf, hiking, backpacking and fly fishing.

Areas Of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation 50%

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Alabama, 1999
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • UNC Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina
    • B.S. - 1995
    • Major: Management
  • Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow

Representative Cases

  • Carolina Cas. Ins. Co. v. Burlington Ins. Co., 951 F.3d 1199 (10th Cir. 2020)
  • Charter Oak Fire Ins. Co. v. Hovlik, 2017 WL 6060600 (D.N.M. Dec. 6, 2017)
  • Miller v. Northland Ins. Co., 2014 WL 1715076 (Tenn. Ct. App. Apr. 29, 2014)
  • McComb v. Nat'l Cas. Co., 994 F. Supp. 2d 918 (N.D. Ill. 2013)
  • Northland Ins. Co. v. Top Rank Trucking of Kissimmee, Inc., (M.D. Fla. Jan. 29, 2013)
  • H&S Homes, L.L.C. v. McDonald, 978 So. 2d 692 (Ala. 2007)
  • Shrader v. Employers Mut. Cas. Co., 907 So. 2d 1026 (Ala. 2005)


  • Insurance & Indemnity for Transactional Lawyers, Birmingham Bar Association, 2009 to 2009
  • Legal Issues & Answers for Church Planters, Developing Churches Network, 2006 to 2006
  • The Effect of Additional Insured Endorsements, Cumberland Continuing Legal Education, 2005 to 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar, 1999 to Present
  • Georgia State Bar, 2012 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kee & Selby, LLP, Associate/Partner, 2000 to 2011
  • Spain & Gillon, LLC, Associate, 1999 to 2000


  • Sigma Nu


Scott W. McMickle
Raymond J. Kurey
Kevin P. Branch
Jon M. Hughes
Michael P. Johnson
Zach M. Matthews
Casey D. Baker
Scott W. Zottneck
Chandler L. Smith
Andrew E. Feske
Elenore C. Klingler
V. Morgan Carroll
Kenneth M. Barre III
Tania J. Moore
Matthew R. Sessions
David C. Wright